Michael Blake
Saxophonist Composer Arranger

Live Performances

Gigs are back! Michael is thrilled to share some upcoming shows happening this season in NYC.


P&M Records have released Blake Tartare onto digital platforms. Blake Tartare began playing around Copenhagen's historic Christiana enclave and in cafes around town. In 2002 they struck out on their first tour in Italy and Denmark. The following year Tartare performed for a week at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival and in 2004 they toured the Canadian Jazz Festival circuit. This album was first released in 2002 on Stunt records to great acclaim, receiving positive coverage in Downbeat and the Village Voice. It is now available to stream here.

Announcing P&M Records! Michael Blake has joined up with his brother Paul to form a record label dedicated to getting Michaels music heard. They're re-releasing his back catalogue onto digital platforms and will be releasing "Dance of the Mystic Bliss" in 2023. Our first re-release is 'Elevated'. This is now available on digital platforms.

Recently uploaded to You Tube:
Blake and Brass XL - Live at Bar Lunatico
Michael Blake Trio - Live at Smalls Jazz Club

On Feb 9th Michael was subject of an in depth interview on Polski Radio with Janusz Jablonski and Tomasz Gregorczyk. You can listen back to it here...www.polskieradio.pl

In early January Michael recorded "Blake & Brass XL" for Newvelle Records with a fantastic line up...

The album "Combobulate" is an exciting mix of traditional brass band music (chorales, New Orleans, Third Stream Jazz) that will be released on vinyl in autumn 2022. They followed the recording up with an exciting show at Bar Lunatico

"Dance of the Mystic Bliss" is coming in spring 2023, watch this space for more news about the release! This session featuring Brazilian percussion and strings was mixed by Michaels' long time collaborator, engineer Scott Harding. He'll be announcing plans for live performances of this album in the coming months.

Check out Michael's albums on Bandcamp!



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Updated : 04 06 2022